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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Inver Grove Heights
South St. Paul
West St. Paul
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Township Histories Include First Settlers, Office Holders, Etc.
Castle Rock Township
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Once all the land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
Inver Grove Township
West Saint Paul Township
BIOS: Douglas Township Bios for John Anton, Alonzo Dockstader, Peter Dofling, John Holmes, Jacob Isla Jr., Bridget Kane, Michael Klasen, Catherine McLaughlin, Patrick Quinn, N. W. Taplin
CRIME: John Halden, Victim; John Ivan indicted for the murder of Albert Jacobson; Mary Nelson shot John O’Shaughnessy in church.
TOWNS: Farmington and New Trier Early History
TOWNSHIPS: Douglas, Empire and Eureka Histories and a listing of EARLY SETTLER names.
WILLS: Thomas Armstrong; Alexander Conlee; Edward Kearney; Gotlieb Korfhage;; Michael Schaller
BIOS: Greenvale Township Bios for T. Aslaksen, Jackson Baird, J. P. Campbell, Franklin Church, William Carroll, John Clague, James Cox, Michael Cratty, Thomas Fox, Thomas Finn, John Fishback, William Fletcher, Patrick Gilligan, John E. Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Patrick Hendricks, Thomas Hodgson, Joseph P. Holt, Charles H. Holt, William F. How, Francis Howard, S. C. Howell, William F. Ingham, Patrick Jeffers, William Kegg, Patrick Kennedy, Uriah Manhart, Richard P. McAndrews, Robert Moore, David Muckey, Michael O’Donnell, Andro Pederson, Thomas Phare, A. G. Ruby, Thomas Rush, W. G. Sawyer, Thomas Scollard, F. J. Stewart, Samuel Taft, Harry Thomas, J. E. Van Slyke, A. A. Westcott, R. W. Woodville
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